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Consumer protection and medical services
Law & Our Rights

Consumer protection and medical services

The purpose of consumer protection legislation and policy is to create a known, accessible, and speedy system of redress and

To ensure right to safe food
Law & Our Rights

To ensure right to safe food

Recently in a research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) has found that 75% of pasteurised

  • Unjustified termination of workers

    MR. Ahmed (pseudonym), started his career with one of the renowned real estate companies in the Dhaka. After 21 years of continuing service, the company terminated him from his service with immediate effect without any prior notice. Finding no other option Mr. Ahmed contacts with a lawyer to get his termination benefits and now his case in pending before the Labour Court, Dhaka. This is the common scenario of the employment sector of Bangladesh.

  • Enforced disappearance

    Enforced disappearance has become very common in the country nowadays that some people remain missing for days after days, years after years. In most cases, law enforcement agencies fail to find the victims' traces and the most unfortunate thing is, these agencies themselves are alleged to be involved in enforced disappearance. Though the government has denied involvement of the law enforcement agencies in the


    In 2011, the parliament by the 15th constitutional amendment incorporated Article 7B in the Constitution. Article 7B provides that the

  • Independent directors and good corporate governance

    The appointment of independent directors is essential for listed companies in order to ensure good corporate governance. One of the main reasons behind appointing independent directors is to ensure objectivity so that they can evaluate the performance and wellbeing of a company without having any conflict of interest or undue influence.

  • TRUMP TWEETER CASE: Citizens' unrestricted access to their government

    Can you“block”anyone from your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? A cursory reading into our constitutional freedom of speech and privacy would suggest a YES. You can and should be able to control your personal space in social and public forums.The answer however may be a NO if you somehow get placed in a public office.

  • Workshop on mooting and the issue of genocide held at SEU

    With an objective to enhance the art of advocacy and presentation skills, Southeast University Moot Court Society (SEUMCS) organised “Workshop on Mooting: Issue of Genocide” in partnership with Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum, on June 6, 2018.

  • Symposium on food safety and budgetary allocation for law ministry held at BILIA

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) held a symposium on “Significance of Proper Date Labelling of Manufacturing Food and Review of Budget for Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs” at the BILIA Auditorium on June 2, 2018.

  • Proactive judiciary is needed to deliver environmental justice

    Law Desk (LD): Do you think Bangladesh has been successful to comply with its international treaty-obligations concerning the protection of environment?

  • Cyber bullying

    I am a college student. In social media I have been facing a few problems since the very beginning. In the public groups and pages, I often face harassment by unknown users and strangers in the comment section. I wanted to know if there is any legal solution to my problem.

  • Cyber bullying

    I am a college student. In social media I have been facing a few problems since the very beginning. In the public groups and pages, I often face harassment by unknown users and strangers in the comment section. I wanted to know if there is any legal solution to my problem.

  • Supreme Court

    What is actually the basic feature doctrine?

    Anwar Hossain Chowdhury & Others v Bangladesh (1989) BLD (SPL) 1 (hereinafter '8th Amendment Case') marks the beginning of judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh. The 8th Amendment Case set forth the famous basic feature doctrine which laid down a test for determining substantive compatibility of any constitutional amendment vis-à-vis the Constitution (see Kawser Ahmed,

  • On reform of Companies Act 1994

    The beginning of last month saw the first of its kind “Corporate and Commercial Law Conference 2018” in Bangladesh organised by Think Legal Bangladesh, an online legal resource platform. One of the panel discussions on "Company Law: The need for reforming the Companies Act, 1994” focused on high level concerns with the Companies Act and possible reform. The discussion was moderated by Barrister

  • History of World Environment Day

    Every year on June 5, World Environment Day is observed around the world. With the ever-increasing process of industrialisation and development, planet earth keeps on being more and more vulnerable. The idea is therefore to create awareness among people regarding the protection and preservation of the surrounding environment. The date coincides with the first day of a landmark Conference.


    This essay seeks to discuss briefly two fundamental issues concerned with judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh,

  • Investigation into Israeli forces

    Nearly 60 Palestinians were killed at mass border protests on Monday, 21 May because of Israeli firing into Hamas-ruled Gaza.

  • Can Artificial Intelligence claim IP-ownership?

    Today we use many services or products even without noticing that these are Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated, as for example, auto pilot system in airplanes, spam filters in emails, plagiarism checker softwares, etc.

  • Road deaths and injuries: The role of tort law

    Bangladesh is hardly any stranger to road deaths and injuries but this past month has been particularly poignant since certain road injuries and subsequent deaths in Dhaka have garnered nationwide attention due to their tragic and gruesome nature.

  • IHL mooting competition held at UAP

    University of Asia Pacific Moot Court Club (UAPMCC) organised the 2nd Inter Semester Moot Court Completion on the issues of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for the students of Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), on May 11 and 12, 2018.

  • WOMEN'S RIGHT TO POST-DIVORCE matrimonial compensation

    We all are aware of the fact that our society has a prescribed set of stereotyped gender roles to the effect that men are the bread-

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of the

  • An appraisal of Electricity Act

    The Electricity Act, 1910 has been repealed on 12th February 2018 by re-enacting the Electricity Act 2018 for ensuring better supply

  • Human Rights in the Wonderland

    Human rights are neither gifts nor can be learnt overnight. From the dawn of civilisation, different communities nourished the human

  • Workshop on Mooting Organised by DUMCS at University of Dhaka

    Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS), the pioneering mooting institution of the country, organised a two-day long workshop on mooting titled ‘A Study in Mooting’ for the students of Department of Law, University of Dhaka on May 13 and 14, 2018.

  • Third Law Faculty open discussion held

    The Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka (DU), with a view to imparting knowledge on various multidisciplinary issues and subjects outside the realm of law and legal studies, initiated an interdisciplinary lecture series, the ‘Law Faculty Open Discussion’ in early 2017. This series attracts tertiary level students from all disciplines as well as young professionals with its unorthodox choice of topic


    Article 39 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of thought, conscience and expression. Freedom of expression ranges from the

  • Living together in peace

    In 1997, the General Assembly proclaimed the year 2000 as the “International Year for a Culture of Peace”. In 1998, it proclaimed the

  • Your Advocate

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a

  • Treating animals with dignity

    Around October of last year, netizens of Dhaka discovered a deed of utmost inhumanity: two dogs and their puppies were first beaten

  • Workshop on research and legal writing held at BILIA

    The capability to carry out legal research is indispensable for almost everyone in legal fraternity. While the people in this law community may or may not grow as a student to love legal research, they do come to understand that it is a critical skill they must acquire.

  • SDG Lab holds workshop on peace, justice and strong institutions

    SDG Lab-Bangladesh organised their fourth workshop jointly with the Department of Law, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology on 12 May 2018. More than 50 law students of the university attended the day-long workshop titled Embracing SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.